Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
Newest Review: ... with a whiff of vanilla. I find the scent is quite subtle - based on reviews of Yankee Candles I have read I was expecting it to be... more
Sweet and buttery.
Yankee Candle Christmas Cookie
Member Name: jeffjen
Yankee Candle Christmas Cookie
Advantages: Long lasting fragrance
Yankee Candle's Christmas Cookie wax tart was one of my bargain buys last month after I spotted a lot of the Christmas range from Yankee reduced in price in a branch of Collectables. Reduced to just 50p each, which is less than half the usual price of £1.20 - £1.30 per wax tart, I took the opportunity to stock up and bought quite a few.
You can smell the fragrance of Yankee's wax tarts through their clear cellophane wrapping and this one had a lovely sweet scent, which Yankee describe as buttery rich, vanilla scented, holiday sugar cookies.
I could definitely smell the vanilla which is actually a fragrance I am not so keen on, but here it certainly has a 'buttery' scent which does indeed remind me of home baking.
I have also generally found that the strength of fragrance from a wax tart whilst it is still in its wrapping is a good indicator of how strong the throw from it will be when you are burning it. Usually if the fragrance seems weak, then it doesn't last as long or give off as strong a fragrance when burning, as the stronger scented ones. For good longevity I prefer the stronger smelling wax tarts and Christmas Cookie certainly has a strong but very appealing scent.
Longevity varies with these wax tarts,with some lasting longer than the approx 8 hours burn time and I thought that this one would be one of those which provide excellent longevity.
These wax tarts can also be used to fragrance drawers and cupboards as an alternative to burning them.
I always burn mine, but l do often place them in one of my drawers prior to burning and use them as drawer scenters.
After placing the tart in the deep well of my oil burner and lighting a tealight underneath, it took around five minutes for the wax to melt and as it did, the scent was slowly released and began to fill the room.
It was fairly strong at first and its sweet aroma wafted throughout the downstairs rooms in my house as it manages to replicate the smell of baking cookies and biscuits, with its buttery notes containing subtle hints of vanilla.
Whilst Christmas Cookie is packaged as part of Yankee's Christmas range, it is actually a fragrance which is suitable for any time of year. I wouldn't describe it as 'festive' as baking cookies isn't just a festive thing.
Yankee state you can expect to achieve up to eight hours burn time from a wax tart before the fragrance is lost and in my experience I have usually found that the eight hours is often exceeded. Going back to what I said before, the strength of the scent whilst still in its packaging is generally a good indicator of the longevity and strength of fragrance you will achieve when melting and having used many wax tarts, I stand by this.
My Christmas Cookie tart exceeded the eight hours, just as I had expected. Indeed I found I had around ten hours of fragrance from this wax tart before the fragrance began to disappear. During this time not only did it fill the downstairs of my house with its fragrance, I could also smell it upstairs too as the scent wafted up the stairs. I also found the fragrance lingered in the air for some time after exinguishing the tealight underneath. When burning this wax tart on an evening then going to bed, I found I could still smell the fragrance lingering on the next morning which was nice.
Overall, I really enjoyed the fragrance of Christmas Cookie. I had purchased Christmas Cupcake in the past and enjoyed that one too and this one is fairly similar with its 'home baking' scent. I will definitely be purchasing this one again. In terms of fragrance and longevity it certainly is value for money.
Yankee wax tarts are available to buy from branches of Clinton Cards and Collectables as well as department stores and other card and gift shops, or you can purchase from online Yankee stockists including Amazon, Yankeedirect.com and Yankee.co.uk.
Summary: Great longevity and a lovely fragrance. Another quality Yankee product.